March 8, 2013
March 8, 2011
In a highly awaited new novel, Kate DiCamillo conjures a haunting fable about trusting the unexpected 8212; and making the extraordinary come true.What if? Why not? Could it be?When a fortuneteller's tent appears in the market square of the city of Baltese, orphan Peter Augustus Duchene knows the questions that he needs to ask: Does his sister still live? And if so, how can he find her? The fortuneteller's mysterious answer (an elephant An elephant will lead him there) sets off a chain of events so remarkable, so impossible, that you will hardly dare to believe it8217;s true. With atmospheric illustrations by fine artist Yoko Tanaka, here is a dreamlike and captivating tale that could only be narrated by Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo. In this timeless fable, she evokes the largest of themes 8212; hope and belonging, desire and compassion 8212; with the lightness of a magician8217;s touch.From the Hardcover edition.
Kate DiCamillo's fable about a an orphaned boy in search of his sister is filled with mystery, adventure, and a glowing, irrepressible hope. On an errand for the soldier who is his guardian, Peter sees a red fortune teller's tent and can't resist spending his only coin on finding out just one thing: if his sister is still alive. The answer is odd: apparently an elephant is the key Bewildered, Peter soon finds himself having the most amazing experience of his life. With haunting illustrations by Yoko Tanaka.
Author: Kate DiCamillo
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Family / Siblings, General, Action + Thrillers, Science Fiction + Fantasy + Magic, Animals / Elephants, Family / Parents
- Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Fiction + Literature Genres
- Subgenre: Animals / Elephants, Action + Thrillers, Family / Parents, General, Family / Siblings, Science Fiction + Fantasy + Magic
- Age: 9-12 years
- Publisher: Candlewick Pr
- Pages: 201
- Edition: Reprint
- Language: English
- Author: Kate DiCamillo
- Illustrator: Yoko Tanaka
- Online Item #: 13139400
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 059-13-0810
- ISBN: 9780763652982
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported